Any combat hat that does not provide protection. Marine Corps and U. Navy Describes a Sailor or Marine who often frequents the brig military jail , typically as a prisoner. A Soldier with a medical condition that would hinder the Soldier's ability to perform certain tasks; alternatively, equipment that is not operationally ready.
Army The 3rd Infantry Division crest, a blue square with three diagonal white stripes. Army Army talk for 'sweep'. Brown Water Navy U. The fleet of riverine vessels - fast patrol boats, amphibious. Coast Guard cutters and the like - which had been deployed to control the rivers and coasts of Vietnam during the Vietnam War , so noted for the mud-brown color of the water. Today any such riverine naval force.
When the Air Force became independent, black shoes replaced the brown shoes worn by the Army at that time. Also refers to U. Navy Things and people related to the naval aviation community. From the time when brown shoes were authorized only for aviation ratings and officers. US A metaphorical scatological reference describing a panicked reaction. A play on red star cluster; the humorous implication being that the subject's frightened defecation serves as a substitute distress call. US Alternately, can refer to warning or signalling others that things being said or done are "bullshit".
Royal Air Force pilots, who were renowned for wearing brylcreem on their hair "A little dab'll do ya! Navy used during flight operations. In air exercises, it is common to "spike" or lock onto a friendly without engaging. This causes the targeted aircraft's defense systems to warn of active targeting. Suppose you were fighting in an exercise as blue air with opposing red air trying to shoot you. If you got notification on your RWR that an aircraft had locked you, you would want to know if it was from red air or just your wingman.
This term was used, somewhat incorrectly, in the movie The Incredibles. Army Referring to a newly promoted Sergeant E Can be used in different contexts, good or demeaning. Buckshee equipment or ammunition is outside the normal accounting system and is often bartered by those who find themselves in possession of it. The origin and nature of the stores determines whether this is a serious. From World War One, when spare bits of shaving soap where called "buckshees".
Big Ugly Fat Fucker. Big Ugly Fat Fellow. Slang for the B 'Stratofortress'. Navy In boot camp, a company group of recruits who are incapable of performing any task correctly, regardless of the rewards or consequences. Generally the individuals who make up these companies will leave boot camp in top physical shape, because they are always being punished with physical training, also known as "cycling".
The nickname given to the powdered drink served with MRE's on onboard ships. Virtually any powdered, artificially flavored, juice-like substance served in the mess hall of almost any group male environment from Scout Camp through the Military. Navy, Marines, RCN The interior structural divider of a ship; used ashore to refer to the interior walls of a building, as well. An infantryman, MOS 11B "Eleven Bulletstopper" most commonly the point man of an infantry fire team who is usually the first member of the team to engage, or be engaged by, the enemy.
Navy Senior junior officer of the rank of Ensign o-1 in a ship's compliment. The bull Ensign often is tasked by the Commanding Officer with unsavory tasks that other junior officers would rather avoid.
Bullshit flag, throwing the U. Challenging the factual accuracy of another's statement. Refers to the stereotypical seaman's homosexuality. Paperwork, especially useless paperwork; comes from bum fodder i. Pockets, from the perception that members of the German Army often walk around with their hands in them prohibited in most NATO armed services - including the Bundeswehr.
Because you're holding your candle. A second lieutenant or ensign , in reference to the rank insignia - a single gold bar. Air Force Term used to refer to the two-striped chevron of Airman First Class , usually awarded to a six-year enlistee immediately after his technical school or to a four-year enlistee after 10 months in the rank of Airman also see "dragonfly wings". Stackers C[ edit ] C. Now it's time for some COCK!!
Air Force A "tool" that a new or troublesome Airman is sent to find for that "little bit extra" of cable needed to finish a run. Primarily used in Communication career fields. In Canada, term also used to indicate youth cadets of all branches. See also "cadink", below. Air Force Slang term for an officer cadet.
Slightly less pejorative than "cadidiot". Navy A mop bucket. Named after the mop squeezer, which resembles a Cadillac grill. Coalition Forces A toilet facility, a. Army Slang term used to identify cadets in the U. Military Academy that briefly train with Regular Army officers.
The dot refers to their rank. Army Slang term used for Military Police corrections soldiers. Marines Camouflage utility uniform. Connecticut University of Nautical Technology. Air Force used when identifying parking spaces or areas reserved for officers with the rank of O-6 "bird" Colonel cannon cocker U.
Coast Guard Gunner's Mate. Jocular when used by graduates, pejorative when used by outsiders. Army Airborne An item new recruits are sent to find; a form of snipe hunt.
Refers to an imaginary set of lights to attach to a parachute canopy for use during night jumps. Is the military equivalent to the civilian Jodies in cadences, and always a tough guy. Illustrated in the song lyrics: Army, Canada A helmetband with two pieces of luminous.
Army A hole dug in the ground in which to defecate. CBed Canada confined to barracks, a form of punishment. Army Pretty much anyone in the Adjutant General's Corps, referring to someone who works a desk, in comparison to an Airborne Ranger..
During the Vietnam era also referred to as "Remington's Raiders" a reference to the manufacturer of a popular brand of typewriter. Army A specific aircraft load, especially a group of airborne Soldiers which deploy from a single aircraft, typically a platoon for air assaults, or company-minus. Originates from Vietnam War practice of chalking identifying marks on aircraft sides involved in such operations.
NATO phonetic alphabet for the letter C. Charlie Gulf One U. The standard phrase of U. A minimum security military prison for lesser offenses; Usually no more than a fenced-in barracks building and small surrounding area.
Sentences to the CCF are Usually as a result of an Article 15 and are generally not career-ending in nature. Also "Charlie Charlie Foxtrot", from phonetic alphabet. Manual field artillery firing calculations performed with paper charts , pencil, and pins darts check six U.
Air Force Term for "watch out behind you" or "watch your ass", based on looking for enemy aircraft or missiles to the rear 6 o-clock position. Army A suck-up or brown-noser. Air Force A rat or tattletale, usually someone who runs to the commander or other ranking member to get another in trouble. Marine Corps To do something with minimal effort. As in "He cheesedicked his way through it. Marine Corps A form of snipe hunt.
To have a new Marine search for obviously non-existent batteries for chemical light sticks. New recruit still in Basic Training, or newly-minted service member officer or enlisted just arrived at first duty assignment after completion of training.
Another term to describe ribbons or medals that are worn. It can be pejorative or appreciative, depending on Usage.